My latest Lovin' Life e-zine article I wrote was on this popular phrase
"You Get More Bees with Honey!"
and I thought it was worth mentioning here on this blog.
Typically this phrase means that if you want to get the results you want, being nicer and coming from a positive/giving place will attract to you more ideal results then if you are coming from a place of lack or a place of negativity.
Said another way, you will get more “benefits” when you are sweet, kind, happy, and come from a loving and giving place. The type of energy you put out there will mirror back to you.
This happens in business a lot. Do you ever visit a restaurant and have a bad experience with the food or the service and then make a comment to the manager. Now, let’s say the manager comes over to your table, truly listens to what the problem was, expresses their deepest apologies and then comps you a free appetizer or makes the dinner on them. How does that make you feel? Do you want to go back to this restaurant? Does it give you a warm, fuzzy feel about the service that this restaurant provides to their customers?
Now what if that same manager came over and said “Oh, I’m sorry about that” (not really meaning it) and didn’t really listen to your concerns and on top of that they did nothing to make you feel like you were special. They didn’t even accommodate you for the inconvenience. Which manager do you think is going to make you want to come back to that same restaurant? Yep, you guessed it ... the first one!
Now, let's talk about how the heck this applies to lovin' life and losing weight!
I want you to think of this phrase, “You Get More Bees with Honey”, in a different way.
Think of the “BEES” as your dream of having your ideal body and
think of the “HONEY” as the way YOU TREAT YOU!
Imagine this … the sweeter you are to you, the more honey you are oozing!
(Do a self-check right now – are you oozing lots of honey OR are you kind of dried up?)
When you are being kind to yourself and consciously aligning with what brings you joy each day, you are oozing HONEY and your dream of losing weight and feeling great (the bees) will attract to you naturally and with ease; But when you are beating up on yourself, thinking that you look fat and disgusting and NOT taking extra special care of YOU, there is no honey to be found. No honey ... no bees (dream) in sight.
Your dreams unfold in direct proportion to how much you love life now and treat yourself well. Extreme self-care is a key ingredient to getting what you want in life. When you treat yourself well, then the world will too and realizing your dreams will feel so much easier than it ever has.
So next time you catch yourself being “mean to you” and saying "not so nice" things about how you look, do yourself a favor and stop in the act of meanness and do something that will put a smile on your face.
Change the story you tell yourself about you. Find the things you LOVE about you. And yes, there are many things you can find. You just have to look for them.
So how do you treat yourself better?
Go listen to something inspirational. Get a massage. Read a book. Take a bath. Meditate. Treat yourself to a mini-vacation. Go out for an enjoyable meal with someone you love. Tell yourself in the mirror – you are special. Matter of fact, look in the mirror and say “yeah me!” – why not celebrate you? You are worth it. You are special.
I know, that last one about looking in the mirror and saying "Yeah Me" when you think you look fat, seems to be a tough one. But stop focusing on the body parts that you don't like. Shift your attention to what you do like about you. You have the choice to do so. So, why not do it?!
Give yourself a break. Your mind, body and soul will THANK YOU when you do and you will feel so much better. And when you do give yourself that break and TREAT yourself well, the HONEY IS OOZING and the manifestations of losing that excess weight will come so much easier to you.
If you are beating up on yourself all the time, not liking what you see in the mirror, how can you expect to change the state of where you are at? If like attracts like (which it does), you are just going to be attracting more "proof" that you don't look good or that your weight is an "issue". Find the proof to the contrary.
Remember the honey analogy and you WILL be well on your way to that healthy and fit body you so desire!
Yes, ooze with honey and that excess weight will come off far easier than if you are stressed out about where you are at and how far you have to go.
If I had to sum it up in one short sentence, I would say ...
BE KIND TO YOU!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My latest Lovin' Life e-zine article I wrote was on this popular phrase
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Did you ever wonder how all that baggage in your mind impacts your physical body?
When you are really stressed, do you ever feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Don't you feel "heavier" and "weighed-down" with all those worries!
I know that when I am happy and free of worries, my entire body feels lighter and moves with ease. I walk with a confidence, my body feels more fit and toned. But when I am "off" or having a "bad day", it seems like my body is more lethargic and heavier.
I was inspired to write this post because I really want you to get that what you are thinking in your mind "weighs heavily" on your physical body and will impact the success of your weight loss journey. There is no doubt about this.
Thoughts and feelings are energy and they are felt at every fiber of your being. Your physical body responds to the thoughts you think -- and there is a direct correlation. So if you are carrying some excess baggage (i.e., chronic negative feelings) in that mind of yours, you may see that excess baggage somewhere down the line deposited on your hips, your stomach, your thighs!
Just think about how you may have gained that weight or if you are one of those "up and down" people, all those times you have gained back that excess weight. What was going on in your life at that time? What were you thinking and feeling? Were you in a HAPPY place? Or were you under stress and feeling like ... (you know what I am referring to by the ... !)
The reasons for being overweight goes so much deeper than the foods you eat and the exercise you do. Yes, these things are important -- however, what brought you to those "unhealthy foods" in the first place? Why were you not motivated to move or exercise?
Address the Stress! Release all that resistance and excess baggage you hold onto in your mind. Attract INNER Well-Being and your outer body will respond positively!
You will start to see those pounds melt away, along with those negative thoughts & feelings.
Decide today that carrying the "Weight of the World" is not your job! Your only job is to feel good and be Lovin' Life. And once you do this, no matter what is going on around you, your body will feel better and all areas of your life will get a significant upgrade!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
As I mentioned in my previous post, April is National Stress Awareness Month and feeling stressed is a choice. I wanted to highlight one of my favorite stress relief tools that both my clients and myself use to feel more at peace and aligned with joy. During the month of April, HeartMath is offering an instant rebate of $50 off their emWave Personal Stress Reliever product and you can gain access to this special discount just by clicking the banner below:
Stress is often misunderstood. Many people look at outside events as the source of stress, but, in fact, the experience of stress is actually caused by our emotional reactions to events. A response to stress is expressed as resistance, tension, strain, or frustration and it throws off our mental and emotional equilibrium, keeping us out of sync. Two people in identical circumstances may respond in very different ways (e.g., one may get outwardly reactive, the other tired and withdrawn) depending upon how they perceive the situation. One thing is certain, stress not only affects our attitudes and outlook, it can also affect our health. By changing how we respond to stressful situations we can change our physiological response to stress.
Stress and eating
Experts now agree that 75% or more of overeating is caused by emotional stress, which means that a lot of us are using food to cope with our feelings. In today's high-stress society, many of us, adults and children, eat high fat or high sugar foods to soothe emotions or relieve stress and anxiety. You can change your eating habits by changing your reaction to stress.
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Monday, April 05, 2010
April is National Stress Awareness Month and I couldn't resist posting about this very popular subject of STRESS and how to eliminate it from our everyday lives.
Stress impacts our lives negatively in every way, shape and form. Our bodies respond negatively to stress. (And YES, you can gain weight just from being stressed!) Our relationships can fall apart as a result of feeling stressed. Our money situation can become "doom and gloom" as a result of the stress we feel.
Some of you may think that it is the other way around -- that we are stressed because of our financial situation or because of an area of our life that is not going too well -- but that is not the case; we are stressed because of what we choose to think and feel about our current life experiences.
We are all at choice on how we respond to what life throws our way. But here's the good news and bad news ...
If we respond with feeling stressed and worried to a specific life event, our life experiences will reflect that "in kind" - meaning we will attract to us more things to worry about (that's the bad news!). But if we respond by taking a breath, realizing that it's our response to that life situation that creates the results and then deliberately choosing more peaceful thoughts, releasing all worry and doubt, then our life will unfold beautifully (that's the good news).
In both of those scenarios there is one thing they have in common ... the power we have within to create our life experiences. It's all in our hands.
Paint a picture of what stress looks like? If you had a paintbrush and could represent "stress" in a painting or piece of art, what would it look like? For me, it would NOT look very pretty? It would represent "chaos" and "ugly" and would have a disorganized, disturbing look to it. Now imagine that same image (which is just energy) resonating at every cell of your body. Yes, STRESS is felt to the core of your being. What do you think that stressful energy does to your overall health and wellness? It surely does NOT benefit you.
Now, picture PEACE. Paint it. Represent a feeling of calm, peace and feeling joy in the moment. What would that picture look like? To me, it would have beautiful colors that soothe and refresh the soul. It would have a flow to it that feels so good. It would be a picture that is engaging and draws you in, wanting you to look at it more and more and having a positive impact on your mood.
Imagine what the picture of peace and calm would do to the insides of your body. Your cells feel that too and will respond "in kind". Your body will Thank You for embracing that energy of peace. You will sleep better; you will feel more energetic and motivated. Your body will move more with ease.
If you are stressed about your relationships, career or financial situation, then learn how to shift your mindset to a more peaceful energy right here, right now. Decide that today is the day that you are going to do something different that will help you to manage that stress more effectively. Speed Coaching can be just the thing that will jump-start your journey to a stress-free life. Once you learn how to de-stress and Love Life Now, your dreams will unfold beautifully and the state of your overall health will improve ten-fold (inside and out)!
If you find that you are one of those people that GAIN weight when you are under a lot of stress, then sign up for my Law of Attraction Weight Loss MindSet Program where you will learn how to reset your mindset to a more peaceful state of mind and reduce the stress you feel each and every day. Once you do this, your body will respond "in kind" and show you how happy it is that you are less stressed. Those poor food choices you make when you are stressed, will shift to more inspired, healthy choices that are aligned with Wellness.
It IS within your control to feel more at peace, even during those times where you feel you are in the middle of a "life storm". As a Stress Management Coach, I can help you to find that peace within.
There are many tools and resources that can help you to reduce or dare I say "eliminate" STRESS! What you feel is 100% within your control.
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